01-20-2017, 12:51 AM #1
open Unix Executable Files or Executable Files
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- Jan 20, 2017
Over the years, my photos and data files have been turning into either Executable Files and/or Unix Executable Files. Tried everything to open them. There are thousands now.
How can I open or read them. Thanks! CowboyBlue
- 01-20-2017, 01:26 AM #2
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- Nov 28, 2007
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- iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OSX 14.4 Mojave,
G'day and welcome to the forums.
And this is on a what Mac running which operating system?Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
01-20-2017, 09:49 PM #3
If you still have the program that created these files, or an updated version, or even a similar type of program, open that program and from within that program open one of your UNIX executable files (File menu --> Open), then once you have successfully opened the file, re-save it within the program. That should fix things.
If that doesn't work, you can download the free utility:
and attempt to restore the "Type" and "Creator" codes for the file, if you know what program the file should be associated with.Randy B. Singer
Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
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